Monday, October 30, 2006

platypus man

Eddie George was in town last week. I heard him interviewed about the GetFitTN program. The governor appointed Eddie as spokesperson in the fight against obesity and type 2 diabetes. Eddie said something in the interview that I have found to be true from personal experience: the key to successful weight loss is 80 percent diet and only 20 percent exercise. I might have even said 90/10. It is so easy to eat 100 calories but so hard to burn them off. For example, I could eat a medium sized banana in a minute but I would have to walk a mile to work it off. I never did enough exercise to burn all the calories in the Halloween candy I was so fond of eating. Lately I've learned to not reach into the candy bowl in the first place. It's like comedian Richard Jeni used to say, "stop eating, you fat b*****d!" Although I've got to admit, it's easier said than done.

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Blogger Teresa said...

Easier said than done is absolutely true. I'm curious about tomorrows Oprah show. I usually don't watch but I keep seeing commercials with her and Dr. Oz. The reports say he has some new dieting information that will insure you drop a size in 10 days. I don't think there's anything new or revolutionary about losing weight. Just eat less calories and move.

Anonymous Pam Mc said...

Too true....


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